A loan of $2,600 helped to buy more movables: a gas oven, chairs, freezer, kitchen utensils), and ingredients wholesale (cheeses, pasta, chicken, frozen meat, etc), and to pay the first month's rent and some publicity.

Julio César's story

Julio is a young 24-year-old entrepreneur. He has vision, goals, and a great desire to succeed. He has worked in the food industry in various big restaurants, hotels, and sports bars. From this, he got the idea of starting his own business, a restaurant where he could offer cheese-based products such as pizzas, lasagnas, and sandwiches. He has a storefront but needs a loan to invest in the purchase of movables (a gas oven, chairs, a freezer, and kitchen supplies), as well as wholesale ingredients (cheese, pasta, chicken, frozen meet, sauces, and other items), and to pay the first month's rent and publicity. This will allow him to start his business project. He hopes to succeed. His main goal is to, as soon as this business becomes profitable, open a new branch in another neighbourhood. This way, he will be able to be profitable and to have financial security in order to continue supporting his family with the household expenses and to benefit from a greater quality of life.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Christine Cooper

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